What to expect during and after a root canal

People often are concerned by dental procedures, and root canals are no exception. This common dental procedure is often feared by patients, but it doesn’t have to be. By understanding what a root canal is and how it’s performed, you can be better prepared for this common dental procedure at our surgery. In this article, we’ll discuss the science and art of the root canal Edinburgh. We’ll explain what to expect during and after your root canal treatment. So don’t fear – read on!

What is a root canal?

A root canal Edinburgh is a dental procedure that is used to treat infections in the tooth pulp. The infection can be caused by a number of factors, such as decay, or a cracked tooth.

If the infection is left untreated, it can spread to the bone and other tissues surrounding the tooth. This can ultimately lead to tooth loss.

Canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth and then cleaning and sealing the empty space. This effectively eliminates the infection and prevents it from spreading.

Why do I need one?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need a canal treatment:

-Severe pain in the tooth, especially when biting down or chewing

-Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures

-Swelling and tenderness in the gums near the infected tooth

-Toothache that persists even after taking pain medication

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see our dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to determine if you need a canal treatment and provide you with the necessary treatment, and consider restoration if required.

What happens during the procedure?

Canal treatment is typically performed over the course of one or two appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will numb the area around the infected tooth and then remove the infected pulp. They will then clean and seal the space.

In some cases, a temporary filling may be placed in the tooth to protect it until your next appointment.

At your second appointment, our dentist will check to make sure that the tooth is free of infection and then place a permanent filling or crown over the tooth.

What happens after the procedure?

After a root canal Edinburgh, it’s normal to experience some soreness in the treated tooth. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to help manage any discomfort. It’s also important to avoid chewing on hard foods with the treated tooth until the permanent filling or crown has been placed.

In most cases, a full canal filling is a successful procedure that can relieve discomfort and save an infected tooth. However, there is a small chance that the infection could return. If this happens, you may need additional treatment, such as a second treatment or even extraction. If you have any questions or concerns about dental treatment, be sure to talk to our dentist. They will be able to explain the procedure in more detail and answer any of your questions.